Eventually Gary started jamming with Pat and we had the chemistry to make some songs and a demo happen. Gary had been extremely busy with Crime in Stereo and I was busy with my career, but the response to our first songs was way better than we expected and it just kind of worked out with some things in my life and the demise of CIS that it made sense to make Daytrader our number one priority and really make a go of it.
We recorded some songs for an EP with Vince Ratti and went on tour for most of the rest of the year. I think we talked about trying to do dates in a year. It was a little draining to do all these DIY tours on a 5-song EP, playing the same small handful of songs every night and all that.
We headed home and locked ourselves in a windowless basement in Whitestone, Queens, for six months, writing. In October, you guys announced a new LP that would be coming out on Rise Records, and Daytrader became part of a pretty enormous-sized tidal wave of punk bands that Rise started signing. For you guys specifically, why was Rise such an intriguing label to work with?
Rise has been interested in helping us make music since we first posted our 3-song demo online. At the time we were not a full time band, and just wanted to put out a record with our friend Jeff [Casazza, Run For Cover Records owner], which was great. As time went on, Rise signed some great rock bands and we became more serious about making music something we did year-round and it was obvious they would be great partners in helping us to do that in our own way. Has being on Rise changed maybe the pressure or expectations around the recording of the LP?
How did you think your fan base reacted to the signing? We let people know that [there are great people at] Rise, who just wanted to help us make the album our way. Who knows though, people might think we suck now.
You guys picked a very interesting producer — Mike Sapone — to work with, in my opinion. How I view Daytrader is that there is a pop accessibility in the songs that makes them easy to listen to, and I can imagine Sapone honing that to a new level. What made you guys want to work with him and how is he helping you make the best record you can? Streaming and Download help. If you like Daytrader, you may also like:.
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